Proverbs 21Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
21 ¶ The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water, he turns it wherever he will.
2 ¶ Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD weighs the hearts.
3 ¶ To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 ¶ A high look and a proud heart, which is the fire of the wicked, is sin.
5 ¶ The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness, but of every one that is too hasty, only to want.
6 ¶ The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.
7 ¶ The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them because they refuse to do judgment.
8 ¶ The way of the perverse man is crooked and strange, but as for the pure, his work is right.
9 ¶ It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
10 ¶ The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.
11 ¶ When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise, and by instructing the wise, he receives wisdom.
12 ¶ The righteous man wisely considers the house of the wicked, how God overthrows the wicked for their evil.
13 ¶ Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.
14 ¶ A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe in the bosom strong wrath.
15 ¶ It is joy to the just to do judgment, but it shall be destruction to the workers of iniquity.
16 ¶ The man that wanders out of the way of wisdom shall end up in the congregation of the dead.
17 ¶ He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
18 ¶ The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19 ¶ It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20 ¶ There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
21 ¶ He that follows after righteousness and mercy shall find life, righteousness, and honour.
22 ¶ The wise man took the city of the mighty and cast down its strength in which it trusted.
23 ¶ Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
24 ¶ Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.
25 ¶ The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.
26 There is one who covets greedily all day long, but the righteous gives and keeps on giving.
27 ¶ The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination; how much more, when he brings it with lewdness?
28 ¶ The false witness shall perish, but the man that hears shall stand fast in his word.
29 ¶ The wicked man hardens his face, but as for the upright, he orders his ways.
30 ¶ There is no wisdom nor intelligence nor counsel against the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but salvation is of the LORD.
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